# 16.4 Estimating College Costs and Payments You need to follow along on your paper. This will be turned in for a grade.

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16.4 Estimating College Costs and Payments You need to follow along on your paper. This will be turned in for a grade.

Example 1 June wants to attend Texas A&M University-Kingsville, near Corpus Christi, Texas. She is 18, single, does not have any dependents, and lives in Dallas. She was raised by a single father, a contractor who makes \$81,000 per year and pays roughly 12% income tax. For the past 4 years, June has worked part time at the local bookstore, earning a taxable annual income of \$15,000, which is taxed at roughly 8%. June has two brothers, both of whom are in middle school. How much should June expect to spend if she plans on completing a four-year degree program while living in on- campus housing?

Step 1 Find the cost of attending Texas A&M University- Kingsville for 1 year using the values in the table.

Reflect How can June help pay for her education? Write your answer on your paper.

Your Turn June is also considering attending Del Mar College in Corpus Christi to get a 2-year associate’s degree. Estimate the cost of June attending Del Mar College.

\$4,320 \$6,000 \$1,215 \$0 ????? Calculate how much 2 years at Del Mar would cost on the lines provided.

11,445 X 2 = 22,890; Two years at Del Mar will cost about \$22,890

3. Suppose June earns an associate’s degree from Del Mar and then transfers to Texas A&M University-Kingsville for two more years to complete a bachelor’s degree. Estimate the total amount that the 4 years of school will cost. Hint: Refer back to the table in example 1. Use the space provided on your paper to answer the question.

Estimate the total amount that the 4 years of school will cost. (11,445 X 2) + (20,496 X 2) = 63,382 The four years will cost about \$63,382

4. Approximately how much less would it cost June to attend Del Mar for two years and A&M Kingsville for two years than to attend A&M Kingsville for four years?

As we saw in Example 1, it will cost June an estimated \$81,984 to attend Texas A&M University-Kingsville for 4 years. Let’s apply the savings from June’s scholarship, the money her father can contribute to her education, and the funds from her college savings account, to find a more accurate estimated total remaining cost. Explore Activity

A.June received a scholarship, and has been awarded \$2000 each year for 4 years. Find the new estimated total cost of June’s college education. After subtracting the funds from the scholarship from the total cost of her college education, what estimated amount will June pay? Figure out the amount and put your answer on the space provided on your paper.

Total savings from scholarship for 4 years: 2,000 X 4 = 8,000 Subtract that from the total cost of 4 years at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. 81,984 – 8,000 = 73,984 Answer: \$73,984

B. June’s father has put aside \$11,000 for June’s college expenses. Find the new estimated total remaining cost of June’s education. After applying her father’s contribution to her education expenses, what estimated remaining amount will June pay?

B. June’s father has put aside \$11,000 for June’s college expenses. Find the new estimated total remaining cost of June’s education. After applying her father’s contribution to her education expenses, what estimated remaining amount will June pay? \$73,984 – 11,000 = 62,984 Answer: \$62,984

At the beginning of each 4 years of high school, June put \$4500 of her bookstore income into a savings account. The account earns interest at a rate of 2.5%, compounded annually. Complete the table to find how much June has in her college saving account at the beginning of her freshman year of college. Fill in the table provided using the method we learned in 16.2.

\$4,612.50 \$9,340.31 \$14,186.32 \$4500 \$18,686.32 \$13,840.31 \$9,112.50\$227.81 \$346.01 \$467.16

After applying June’s savings to her education expenses, what estimated remaining amount will June pay? Calculate the estimated expenses and record it on your paper.

Take her remaining expenses from part B and subtract her ending balance at the end of year 4. Now round it to the nearest dollar.

Explore Activity Continued 5. Does June have enough in her savings account to cover her first year at Texas A&M University- Kingsville without help from her father or a scholarship? What about with the scholarships? 6. If June had been able to deposit \$5000 a year instead of \$4,500, earning the same annual interest rate of 2.5%, would she have enough saved to pay for her first year? Calculate your answers and record on your paper.

5. Does June have enough in her savings account to cover her first year at Texas A&M University- Kingsville without help from her father or a scholarship? What about with the scholarships? 1 year will cost an estimated \$20,496, and she only has \$19,153, so she cannot cover her first year with her savings account alone. However, with the scholarship, she will have \$21,153 and will be able to pay for her first year.

6. If June had been able to deposit \$5000 a year instead of \$4,500, earning the same annual interest rate of 2.5%, would she have enough saved to pay for her first year? Yes; she would have saved \$21,282

Guided Practice Ronan, a 19-year-old male from Texas, has been accepted at the University of Texas at Austin. If he attends the University of Texas, he plans to live at home with his mother, a single parent. His mother is a nurse who makes roughly \$60,000 a year and pays roughly 13% in taxes annually. Ronan has never had a job.

Tuition and Fees\$9,790 Room and Board\$11,362 Books\$904 Other\$3,752 Total\$25,808 Use the table and an online tool to estimate the cost of Ronan attending the University of Texas for 1 year.

2. Estimate the cost of Ronan getting a 4 year degree from the University of Texas. 3. Ronan has been granted a scholarship for \$1,500 per year. His mother has saved \$21,000 for Ronan’s college education. Recalculate the estimates cost of Ronan’s degree.

2. Estimate the cost of Ronan getting a 4 year degree from the University of Texas. \$25,808 x 4 = \$103,232 3. Ronan has been granted a scholarship for \$1,500 per year. His mother has saved \$21,000 for Ronan’s college education. Recalculate the estimates cost of Ronan’s degree. \$103,232 – 21,000 – (1,500 x 4) = \$76,232

Essential Question Check In What are some things to consider when estimating the cost of college? Scholarships, financial aid, grants, work- study, parent contributions, your contributions or job, credit hours needed, housing, in-state or out- of-state school.

Now complete 16.4 Independent Practice #5-10.

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